The TreeCoin project revolves around the fast-growing eucalyptus trees. Their desirable traits help meet the world’s need for wood, one of many traits that they possess. But what does their journey look like from the time they are purchased to the time they are planted, cared for, grown and then cut again? Let’s take a look at this photo album of the journey of a eucalyptus:
Paraguay has lost 90% of its eastern forest over the past 68 years. TreeCoin has thus decided to reforest the area.
Eucalyptus trees are used for this process. This is a eucalyptus cutting, used for vegetative propagation:
Eucalyptus cuttings are placed into plastic holders so that they can easily be inserted into the soil.
The staff makes sure that the cuttings are healthy and well looked after before being planted.
The TreeCoin team regularly pays visits to the farm, with one member working on site.
TreeCoin uses a special type of eucalyptus tree, one that does not harm its surrounding.
The first trees start to grow within months. In one year, a eucalyptus can grow approximately 1.8 to 3.6 meters.
After the first 4 years, these tall and vigorous eucalyptus trees are felled and used for the timber market. By distributing to the marketplace, TreeCoin and its allies make sure that this is the wood that is used, not that from natural forests. Basically, eucalyptus trees sacrifice themselves for the sake of trees in the Amazon and the like.